Day 2 Lot 575

Royal & Ancient Golf Club St Andrews "The...

Auction Date: 27/05/2021 at 10am

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Royal & Ancient Golf Club St Andrews "The George Glennie” medal – c/w ribbon and presented by Royal Blackheath Golf Club in 1881 decorated with St Andrews Cross, Cross Golf Clubs and Far and Sure banner - mounted glass display case 7”x 5”. Note George Glennie remains Royal Blackheath~s Golf Club~s most accomplished golfer. He was Captain in 1862 and 1863, and Secretary and Treasurer from 1868 until his death in 1886. He won the Spring Medal four times, the Summer Medal six times and the Bombay Medal four times, and the Gold Medal at Royal North Devon three times. In 1881, he won the Silver Medal of the Royal & Ancient, and in 1855 won the Club~s King William IV Gold Medal with a score of 88, which was not bettered for 35 years. The pinnacle of his career, however, was undoubtedly his winning of the Grand Foursomes Tournament at St Andrews with J C Stewart in 1857. In 1881, the Club honoured Glennie for his services as Secretary by having the George Glennie medal struck. Two medals were made one was sent to the Royal & Ancient for annual competition and one was kept by Blackheath, also for annual competition. Note: Part One – Golf Collection from "David Easby Estate”

Hammer Price: £320.00